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The John Sears collection of early Maryland autographs

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030056554]
Identifier: MS-0531
This collection consists of letters written by two notable Maryland residents, Charles Carroll and Reverdy Johnson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a 19th century statesman, respectively.

Dates

  • 1767-1867

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (6 items)

Biographical / Historical

Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III to distinguish him from his similarly named relatives, was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and Confederation Congress and later as first United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic and the longest-lived (and last surviving) signatory of the Declaration of Independence, dying 56 years after the document was first signed.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton, accessed 2017 January 26.

Biographical / Historical

Reverdy Johnson (May 21, 1796 – February 10, 1876) was a statesman and jurist from Maryland. He defended notables such as Sanford of the Dred Scott case, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter at his court-martial, and Mary Surratt, alleged conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverdy_Johnson, accessed 2017 January 26.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters written by two notable Maryland residents, Charles Carroll and Reverdy Johnson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a 19th century statesman, respectively.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated in 2010.

Processing Information

This is no known processing information for this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA